Benefits of Wisdom (8): Value

Benefits of Wisdom (8): Value

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. – Proverbs 3:13-14 The Scripture says the person who finds wisdom is fortunate because wisdom yields more than silver in profits and offers something higher than gold in gain. And therein is another benefit of wisdom. Its value is greater than money, silver or gold. There are numerous things in life that money and gold cannot fetch you, no matter how much of them you possess, but which you only need the deployment of wisdom to acquire. That is on one side. On the other hand, the returns that wisdom offers are far more than the interests you get from investment of money and valuables. Wisdom itself is the highest treasure you can boast of. It doesn’t just end there. Reading that passage further, the Bible says that, in addition to the above, wisdom also offers length of days, riches, honour, pleasantness, peace, and life to those who retain it (Proverbs 3:!5-18). Please note the choice of word here, as God doesn’t use words just for the fun of them. These highlighted benefits of wisdom are only promised to those who RETAIN wisdom, not those who merely display flashes of it

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